Movie review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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Before I went to see Mad Max: Fury Road, I spent a weekend watching George Miller’s three previous films about Max Rockatansky, all of which were filmed more than thirty years ago and starred Mel Gibson in the role that made him a superstar. I’d never seen them, and it hadn’t occurred to me to [...]

A fine memoir about a time past and a life well-loved

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Throughout your life, your parents ignored many things. That time in high school when you snuck out to party? They knew, but they looked the other way. Same thing with wearing make-up, missing curfew and that one regrettable hair style. They often “didn’t see” more than you’ll ever know. Problem is that sometimes, they ignored [...]

Canada: The equality nation

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In 1969, the year gay Americans were fighting back against police harassment and discrimination at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, the prime minister of Canada was signing legislation that very same year legalizing homosexual acts in the nation of Canada. Homosexual acts even in California were not legal until 1976. Indeed the great [...]

American Sniper

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dvd of the week Something about the wildly successful American Sniper struck a chord, and it’s not clear what. Pundits argued about its politics, about whether it was for or against the war in Iraq, whether the film is racist or just murderous, whether it’s true or not, whether or not it deserved to receive [...]

Bessie

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dvr this HBO, repeatedly on multiple times or on demand While Queen Latifah may never come out and say she’s a lesbian, her performance as the great bisexual blues singer Bessie Smith is so raw, honest, sexy and believable I really don’t care. She’s made a great film about a queer icon. Bessie went from [...]

Converting San Diego’s neglected areas can be transformative

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This past weekend, Radio Pulso del Barrio, Bread & Salt and Roots Factory hosted an event in Logan Heights that included music, food, vendors and art. Attendees were also invited to create a print using a simple press method. You carve out your design either on a wood or rubber block, cover with paint, flip [...]

An interview with Sandy Stone — Part 1

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Sandy Stone is a touchstone woman in transgender history. She has a whole section dedicated to her place in transgender and feminist history in the book Transgender History and the book is worth reading if just for that segment. In a nutshell, Stone was the first recording engineer at Olivia Records, a lesbian collective founded [...]

What happens when the wine runs out?

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As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! I love love! I love to celebrate love! And one of the best places for that [...]

The City: Top to Bottom

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thursday, may 21 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast is designed to bring together more than 1,000 diverse San Diegans – business, labor, Democrats, Republicans, all communities, all ages, all San Diegans who support equality and justice – to celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist. This year Phill WIlson, [...]

‘Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.’

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